Healthy Skin Peach and Saffron Iced Tea Recipe
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Oh hello lovely, can I pour you some refreshing delicious saffron tea ? Or how about an entire pitcher ? The honey like floral aromas explode in this concoction of rooibos tea and red saffron threads subtly infused with hints of vanilla, yellow peaches and fresh basil.
Holy saffron tea ! Look at that gorgeous color ! Let me tell you that I am so proud of how this turned out. Seriously I did not even miss my iced coconut milk latte yesterday, as I was happily sipping away on my iced saffron tea.
It is insanely hot in California ( just look at that pitcher sweating within half a second outside), and this is a fabulous way to stay hydrated while keeping your skin glowing and healthy. Yes, healthy skin is what you get from drinking rooibos tea, imagine that ! I’m not even gonna go into the health benefits of saffron, but just off the top of my head saffron is really good for you and me.
From preventing disease to promoting overall well being of our bodies, saffron is a spice to be treasured. I picked up a jar at the market the other week, a nice deep red Spanish saffron that I usually need to make my healthy Spanish paella . And as i was going trough my spice rack it dawned on me that I should make some refreshing iced saffron tea.
After all, on top of all its health properties, saffron is also your skin’s best friend, and who doesn’t want beautiful glowing healthy skin ? From giving you a radiant complexion to helping with the treatment of acne, saffron is a spice to be kept close by.
Come to think off it, you can actually make this saffron tea into the finest skin toner to keep in your refrigerator, minus the honey of course. I’m definitely doing that myself !
Now I know what you might be thinking:” but saffron is the most expensive spice in the world ! Come on Florentina ! “ True statement I can not argue with, but the great news is that you only need a pinch of if, a few threads for an entire pitcher. I actually did the math based on my recent purchase, and i really just used about $0.75 worth of saffron threads. That is less than a dollar for something that will keep you hydrated and healthy- true bargain kids !
So who’s in for some glowing healthy skin this summer ?
And those peaches and basil together with the vanilla, really kick up the magic going on in that pitcher of saffron tea. I swear I had the greatest luck with peaches this year, the juiciest most fragrant peaches on the planet. hallelujah !
P.S. I sure do hope you guys like my saffron tea photos, because holding up that pitcher with your left hand while trying to snap a photo with your iPhone in the other hand, while trying not to fall in the pool, takes some serious skill combination, of strength, focus and determination. The things I do for you kids. Now I’m off to pack my bags for Sicily ! Ciao ! Xo’s
P.P.S. I Still have no clue how Google works, I read so much about keywords and code lately that I’m more confused than ever, hence the awesome title of this post. I mean, how are you supposed to get into a robot’s heart ? At the moment I’m wondering if he likes saffron tea and glowing skin …
Healthy Skin Iced Saffron Tea Recipe with Peach and BasilPrint Recipe
- 4 rooibos tea bags
- 1 yellow peach sliced
- 5 sprigs fresh Genoese basil
- 1 pinch red saffron
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 small lemon juiced
- 4 tbsp wild honey or agave + more to taste
- 3 c hot water
- 6 -8 c Filtered cold water
- Ice cubes
- Basil blossoms for garnish optional
- In a large mug at the tea bags and pour the hot water over the top. Sprinkle with the saffron thread and allow t to steep together for at least 10 minutes.
- After about 10 minutes discard the tea bags making sure to keep most of the saffron threads in the tea. Add the wild honey and stir to dissolve. Squeeze in the lemon juice.
- In a large pitcher add half of the sliced peaches and basil leaves. Cover with some ice and pour in the rooibos saffron tea and vanilla extract. Add more ice and the remaining peaches and basil. Fill the pitcher with some cold filtered water and more ice.
- Serve chilled garnished with basil blossoms.
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This looks so refreshing, only I will leave it the sweetener as I am one of those strange people who don’t like sweetened tea or coffee.
I will try this tea. It looks delicious. I hope it work great for good health.
This sounds wonderful!! What a wonderful way to stay cool. I am pinning and printing out this recipe — it’s going on vacation with us.
Thank you, I’m in love with this ice tea for way many reasons than it just taste good. Please report back Marisa xo’s
Saffron in tea? I LOVE YOU! Sharing!
Yes Nagi and Vanilla and basil, OMG i’m obsessed with this ! xo’s
Sounds like you need an assistant! haha! But seriously, your photos came out great! I must admit, I’ve never experimented with Saffron because of the whole cost issue, but this sure does look tempting.
Hahaha, yes I bet it wasn#t easy to hold the pitcher in one hand while taking the photos with the other! The pics turned out great though!! Plus this ice tea looks super refreshing!
This is such a special treat. Can’t wait to try.
This tea looks and sounds amazing! And I learned a bit about Saffron!! AND yes, amazing photos! Good job holding up the pitcher with your left hand and snapping pics!! 🙂
Looks and sound so refreshing!
Saffron tea sounds interesting. Have to try this.
Oh my goodness, this look amazing!! So perfect for summer, with that fresh fruit. Yum! Going to try this this weekend 🙂
I want healthy skin, and if I have to drink this tea to get it, I am ok with having 2 pitcher a day! Great flavors.
OMG what a wonderful drink! I’m not sure how effective it would be on my skin but I’m eager to give it a try. The truth is, I’d want to drink it for how good it tastes.
That’s why I drink it Maureen ! So tasty and Yay for glowing skin !